Two national columnists — different papers, different points on the political spectrum — mention Utah in today’s columns.
— No happy second terms for presidents — Gail Collins | The New York Times
... There are worse things than being a second-term president. You could, for instance, be a person who lost to one. Look at poor John Kerry, wandering around the globe having meetings with heads of state we wiretapped. Mitt Romney doesn’t seem to have anything to do but construct new vacation homes. The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported that Romney is building one in Utah that has a bookcase that swivels out and leads to a secret room. This is not to be confused with the one in California that has a car elevator. I believe that makes five Romney homes, and a person with five houses is a person with too much time on his hands. ...
Here’s another item involving Romney and secrets:
— Harry Reid’s Source On Mitt Romney’s Taxes Was Jon Huntsman Sr., Book Claims — Huffington Post
— Mike Lee’s second chance — By Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post
Some would call any effort by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to move on from the shutdown debacle a reaction to falling poll numbers. But if voter disapproval isn’t a reason to change one’s tune, I don’t know what is. I have been tough on Lee when I thought he deserved it, but I applaud the more constructive effort he rolled out Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation. ...
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|2.||Guilt, pain, help and hope — when Mormon missionaries come home early|
|3.||Utah health official bans Gardasil, stirring controversy|
|4.||MLS Cup: Real Salt Lake falls on PKs|
|5.||Terrifying Moab BASE jump crash captured by helmet cam|
|6.||‘Fit Mom’ Maria Kang, not yet over self, claims fatties are out to get her|
|7.||College football: Auburn, Missouri on guard in SEC title game|
|8.||NBA: Portland pummels Utah, 130-98|
|9.||Production problems delay Tribune delivery until Saturday evening|
|10.||9 Utah cops disciplined, council wonders if it should be more|